News & Events

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Lawmakers will sort through the governor's plans over the coming months.

Agriculture among sectors to see cuts, fee hikes in budget plan

Published Feb. 5, 2009

On the heels of his proposal to prevent a more than $7 billion budget shortfall, Gov. Ted Strickland recently told Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) members that it’s time for the state to toughen up and make wise decisions.

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Pesticide use ?near water may need federal permit

Published Feb. 5, 2009

An appeals court has vacated an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that allowed pesticides to be applied to U.S. waters without a Clean Water Act permit.

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Vilsack, Salazar, Jackson, Browner and Chu

The president’s picks

Published Feb. 5, 2009

New leaders want ‘sustainable’ policies, vow to combat global warming

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Guest worker program got last minute change

Published Feb. 5, 2009

With a new Congress and president in power, activists say they plan to continue their push for immigration reform.

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Prof. Harold Keener discusses OARDC's research on developing energy from biogas. Photo by Seth Teter

Farm research highlights AgriPOWER Institute

Published Feb. 5, 2009

OFBF's AgriPOWER Institute explored emerging areas of research during three days of leadership training at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).

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It's your world

Published Feb. 5, 2009

From world hunger to the economy, major issues face agriculture

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Farm Bureau calls for overhauling WTO talks, keeping NAFTA intact

Published Feb. 5, 2009

As the Doha round of world trade talks continues to be stalled, Farm Bureau is calling for an overhaul of global trade negotiations.

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County News

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Fairfield, Logan, Marion, Northwest region

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Our Ohio: Telling Agriculture’s Story

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Ohio Farm Bureau staff and volunteers took part in the Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association Congress in January.

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Nationwide News

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Nationwide agents recognized ?for Farm Bureau membership sales

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May We Introduce…

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Gene Phillips, Knox County?; Amy Hurst, Public Policy Department executive assistant?

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On your Behalf

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Here are some additional activities in which your support of Farm Bureau helped strengthen agriculture and rural Ohio.

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Dairy debate

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Researcher's findings could rile raw milk advocates

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11 community service groups receive Foundation grants

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Groups throughout Ohio are recipients of $30,000 in Agriculture and Awareness Grants this year from the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.

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Tough times hit livestock sector

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Producers of beef, hogs and chicken may have to wait for the global recession to end before they can expect any significant price improvement.

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Registration now open for Safety Congress

Published Feb. 5, 2009

The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo will be held March 31 to April 2 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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Tuscarawas Co. Presidnet Jerry Lahmers (l) discusses the workings of the Animal Agriculture 101 program

Ohio sends its best to Texas

Published Feb. 5, 2009

2 counties, 4 young leaders earn recognition

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Sen. Tom Neihaus (R)

Governor calls for education overhaul

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Gov. Ted Strickland hopes a sweeping education plan will increase accountability and performance standards while reworking school funding.

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Rep. Jim Zehringer, center, talks with Farm Bureau members from his district. Photo by Seth Teter

Farmers meet with state lawmakers

Published Feb. 5, 2009

Ohio farmers met face to face with their lawmakers during Farm Bureau's Ag Day at the Capitol.

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News Briefs

Published Feb. 5, 2009

COOL, Equine bill, Trends and Issues Conference

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Bridging the Gap

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Critics don't understand modern agriculture. Or they just don't like it. In either case, they're pointing their fingers at farmers.

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Decision Time: Producers consider ACRE

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Now that details are out on the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program, farmers must decide whether to enroll in the new, state revenue-based program instead of the traditional system.

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Volunteers donated their time and efforts in a massive cabbage harvest in Sandusky County.

Farm Bureau, volunteers rally to feed Ohio’s hungry

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Through OFBF’s county-based “Farmers Feed Our Needs” campaign, Ohio farmers are helping to provide less fortunate Ohioans with safe and healthy food.

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Farmers become advocates

Published Jan. 15, 2009

Participants in OFBF's AgriPOWER Institute delve into a broad spectrum of information during a trip to Washington, D.C.

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So-called 'cow tax' draws criticism

Published Jan. 15, 2009

The American Farm Bureau Federation says a proposal to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act would result in new taxes on livestock operations.

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